Why hello there! I’m Chelsea and I am obsessed with food and all things that make me smile. But really, I’m more obsessed with food.
I try to eat a balanced diet for the most part, I wear fun clothes and I love finding new ways to make my life less toxic. And in case you were wondering, those are all the things I talk about on this blog. I want to share with people the food that I create in my own kitchen to make me feel healthier and happier and also the things that make me, ME! Like fashion, my workouts and healthy skincare.
I am writing to you from my backyard in Long Island, NY. Heck yeah I’m a NYC girl with a passion for fashion and who likes to stuff her face.
I am currently on track to become a Registered Dietitian and I couldn’t be happier to help people overcome what their ailments may be. I also want to provide you with some science based evidence on why we eat the way we do and what happens in our body that makes us react certain ways.
Now diet wise, I have been on and through EVERYTHING. I have been on Weight Watchers, South Beach Diet, Lean Cuisine, I’ve had nutritionists, and last but not least, I was on Jenny Craig multiple times and just to add, I have been a member to every gym in a 10-mile radius. I realized I had a food addiction and something needed to change.
After many doctor appointments and the approval for the LapBand surgery, the day came where my family said “what do you want to do about your weight” and I said “I’m doing it on my own”. From that day on, I have been on my journey (Summer 2013). I joined a new gym, got a personal trainer and started eating clean. I rapidly lost weight and started feeling good about myself. A few months into the process, I noticed that I would restrict myself from eating anything over 200 calories; I was addicted to weighing myself and tracking my food. In the back of my head I knew this could develop into a disorder, but I kept going. I was going to the gym everyday, twice a day, barely eating and pretending to be happy. This exhaustion wasn’t fun anymore. It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with Mono that I realized I was pushing myself too hard. Doctors orders- ” you have to feed your body and rest!”, so I did just that. I realized that I had an issue and I needed to change my unhealthy habits.
After that, I started filling my diet up with lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats….but I still didn’t feel right. I was constantly bloated, always had stomach issues and basically lived in the bathroom. Again, I knew something wasn’t right. My first thought was “maybe I’m allergic to something”….and this is when I discovered Paleo. I finally came to the realization that I would rather be healthy and happy than anything else in the world, thus driving my interest in a clean lifestyle. I decided to jump in all at once. I eliminated all things not approved by paleo guidelines so I would have no temptation or fallbacks. Finally, my body said thank you! My bloat is gone, I am lifting my more than my body weight and I have more energy than a 2 year old child who just had their first lollipop.
I decided that if I were going to live a paleo lifestyle, I want to make this about more than just food. I want to share my findings, recipes, facts and knowledge about health and happiness. Since then, I have decided to experiment with other types of foods. I have found that incorporating more grains into my diet has benefitted me, therefore I don’t like to be confined to ‘paleo’ anymore. I like to eat this way because it works for me! I always advise people to do their own solid research before removing or adding something into their diet and even consult with a professional. Just becuase it works for me, doesn’t mean it will work 100% for you!
Now that the boring stuff is over, hello again!
So if you’re still reading this, you should know that I am utterly sarcastic and I write like I am having a conversation with you. I am really just here to help people live healthier and happier lives, so if you can’t take the heat…well, still stay and maybe have a cookie!
I am here to make you laugh and inspire you to make some healthier changes, have more confidence when you cook and stop looking at food as the enemy. Now get up from your couch and go grocery shopping to make these delicious recipes: